October 26, 2010

The Pumpkin Smash!

We didn't actually get to smash pumpkins ... last weekend Tyler had the opportunity to play in a tennis tournament up here in Logan that was called the Pumpkin Smash! It was really fun to watch him smash his first and second opponents, but the third match had all of us a little worried ... it was a very intense match and we weren't sure if either of the players were going to last through three sets.

This last weekend was way awesome because we got to see a lot of family, and we made S'mores Ice Cream again (it just doesn't last long enough)! On Friday my parents came up to watch Tyler play, and on Saturday Tyler's parents and Kevin came up!

Tyler thinks I'm retarded for making him take a picture with his trophy... what can I say? I just want to brag about him!

I definitely think that we got our money's worth out of that match! Tyler got a t-shirt just for entering, AND he got that super cool trophy! Good job Tyler!

Some more fun things that have happened recently ... the movie How to Train Your Dragon finally came out on DVD! I think that is one of our absolute favorite movies of all time! If you haven't seen it, you must do so ASAP! I probably love this movie way too much, but that's alright!

One of our new favorite things to do on Sundays is to have movie marathons and just be kind of, well, lazy! A few Sundays ago we watched Pirates of the Caribbean 1, 2, and 3. They were all on TV. Then the other night Harry Potter 1&2 were on (it wasn't Sunday, but I was doing some homework while I was watching it, so I thought it was ok.) The TV didn't really have any good movies on, so Tyler watched Gladiator while I worked on more homework, but we decided to put in The Proposal as our last movie! Do you have any good movie suggestions?

I think that's about it as far as the last week or so goes ... this weekend we have a Halloween Party to go to! There are costumes involved, AND pumpkin carving. I'll be sure to take some pictures and post them! Have a great week everybody!

October 19, 2010

S'mores Ice Cream!!

We are still as busy as ever, but we still manage to have fun! This last weekend was fall break! It was nice to have time off of school, and it was especially nice to have another day around both of our families. There is something I have been meaning to blog about for a while though ... our discovery of S'mores Ice Cream! We found the recipe online and decided to try it out! We changed the recipe up just a little bit, we turned it into ice cream sandwiches instead. Take a look!

Here's the recipe if any of you are interested:

S’mores Ice Cream (makes 1/2 quart)

1/2 package marshmallows

1 cup milk

1 1/2 cups heavy cream

1 bar Hershey’s Chocolate

3 Honeymaid Graham crackers

Place Marshmallows, cream and milk into a large saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly until the mallows are melted, and the liquids blend nicely with the mallows. The texture will be thick, gooey, and wonderful. Remove from heat and let cool for only one minute, stirring occasionally to make sure the marshmallows do not cool too much, making the mixture sticky. Pour mixture into ice cream maker that has been frozen according to manufacturer’s instructions, and churn for about 30-35 minutes. While the ice cream is churning, cut chocolate into chunks about 1/4-1/2 the size of a regular s’mores piece. This is different for everyone, so choose accordingly. (This is where we just stuck the ice cream in the freezer and made sandwiches the next day.) Break graham cracker pieces inso larger pieces, you want them to stay in tact so that they will freeze well, and still resemble graham cracker pieces after the freezing process is done. After churning is completed, turn off ice cream maker, and fold in chocolate pieces and then graham cracker pieces. Be gentle when folding in the graham cracker pieces, or they will break. Of course a little break here and there is fine, but you want to have a few, good strong pieces in there; just like men in your life. :) Serve right away or store in an airtight container. If the ice cream is a bit softer than you want, it’s because the mixture was added when it was hot. So just place in the freezer for an hour or so before serving. Enjoy!

This is the picture that sold us on the ice cream! I think this is one of the most delicious treats ever! I can't wait until we get to make more. Let me know if you decide to try it!

Have a good week! I'll try to post again soon!!

October 3, 2010

Sunday Socks!!

Just a quick one this time! Tyler does love his Sunday socks, so one day after church I decided to be funny and put some Sunday socks on too. We kinda like each other... just a little bit though. :)

It's a Boy!!!

Good thing he's not our boy! :) On September 24, my sister Kelli had her baby! His name is Austin Cade Lee! Congratulations Kelli & Parker, you did good again! He's so cute! We decided to come down from Logan so that we would be able to meet baby Austin!

Tyler was very VERY excited to be there!

Payton was so excited to be with his little brother, and he just couldn't hold him enough! Austin already started out as the best little brother ever though -- he brought Payton a football player robot!

I'm lucky to have such cute nephews! Congratulations again Kelli and Parker!


So, here's the deal, life has been way crazy lately! There hasn't been much time to update this blog, but I'm finally getting to it! The week of Sept. 20th was Ag Week up at Utah State, which means there were tractors EVERYWHERE!! I had to take pictures of the tractors for my nephew Payton, but I'm afraid if I don't do something with them, I'll forget to show them to him. I thought they were pretty cool anyway, even if nobody else does.

So, there you have it! There are some seriously massive and intimidating tractors out there! But of course, only at Utah State would there be tractors on campus. :) Go Aggies!

P.S. How about that USU vs. BYU game!?